How long does a claim take?

There is a special court procedure to speed up the process for people with mesothelioma, and quite often cases are concluded within 12 months –  some as quickly as 4 months. It is not unusual to receive an initial lump sum payment within 6 weeks, and an interim payment of £50k within 4-6 months.

However, the length of time to achieve a settlement varies depending on a number of factors such as whether the company is still trading and if insurers can be found.